Episode 65

The Stories We Killed

  • 25:28
  • 2021
Like everything else in life, stories die. And, more often than not, we are the killers. Today we give you a behind-the-scenes peek into some of the stories you didn't get to hear this year.
The Stories We Killed

Over the course of this season, we will have told twenty-seven stories. But those twenty-seven stories represent only a tiny fraction of the stories that came across our radar in 2020.

Act I: The Stories We Killed

Skyler Inman

When people know you’re in the storytelling business, everyone has a story for you. We get countless pitches – from friends, from listeners, from organizations, from publicists, from our families. But only a precious few will make it to the finish line. Here are some of the staff’s favorite Season Five pitches that didn’t – for a variety of reasons – make the cut.


Skyler Inman produced this episode, and Zev Levi scored it with music from Blue Dot Sessions. Alicia Vergara created the artwork for the episode. The end song, Chalom Kehe (‘Dark Dream’), is by Assaf Amdursky.